Question 21

Coordinator sub-sub-post 1 Comment

How should we regard the ethical situation when an intervention involves providing incentives – as many RCT-focused interventions do – among destitute participants who in practice really cannot say “no” to any donation? How problematic is this for issues of consent?

Ariane: You are right. The so-called “informed consent” obtained from vulnerable people might indeed be sometimes ethically questionable.